Pledge to Not Criticise Govt: BJP Youth Worker on PM’s Birthday

Prakash Gurjar asks people to “pledge” that they will not criticise the administration.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday is on September 17. According to an Indian Express report, Prakash Gurjar, a member of BJP Yuva Morcha, has been distributing pamphlets in Ahmedabad, asking people to "pledge" that they will not criticise the administration, in the run-up to the PM's birthday.

Each pamphlet is called the "Sankalp Patra" and it asks people to pledge that "from today, I will throw garbage and dirt in the dustbin, will not dirty my country and not let anyone dirty the country," reports The Indian Express. But that's not it! The pledge also goes on to say “I will not prejudicially criticise the administration that is formed of the people, by the people and for the people.”

Gurjar had left Congress to join the BJP in 2012. He tells The Indian Express, every year he tries to make records on the PM's Birthday because it's a matter of pride for the country and that everyone should be proud of the country.

In 2013, Gurjar had organised an eye donation camp, in 2014 he had made a 52-ft tall and 45-ft wide greeting card for the PM and auctioned it to send the money to help the Jammu & Kashmir flood victims. In 2015 he had organised a 'take selfie with beti' campaign and last year he had celebrated the PM's birthday by forming a "human map" of India with the help of 8,500 youngsters.

We wanted to take the Swacch Bharat campaign, launched by the PM, forward, and ask people to appreciate the positive work of the Modi government. We are not forcing people to sign the forms. Many people come to us and ask us, and we explain. After that if they feel comfortable, they agree and sign the pledge.
Prakash Gurjar to The Indian Express

Gurjar said that his motives were non-political and added: "There are good politicians in the country and we must praise their work…That is why, I am asking people to pledge that they will not criticize the government in a biased manner."

With inputs from The Indian Express.

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